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ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
perfunctory - done routinely and with little care; superficial; not thorough; lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; Ex. perfunctory kiss
adulterate - make impure or of poorer quality by adding inferior or tainted(contaminated) substances
tumult - commotion of a great crowd; riot; noise; uproar; ADJ. tumultuous: noisy and disorderly
conglomeration - mass of material sticking together
graduate - arrange into categories or grades; divide into marked intervals (for use in measurement); Ex. graduated ruler
inculcate - teach (ideas or principles); instill
disconsolate - hopelessly sad (at the loss of something)
pejorative - (of a word or phrase) suggesting that someone is of little value; negative in connotation; having a belittling effect; Ex. Many women now considers ``housewife'' a pejorative expression, because it patronized them.
enduring - lasting; surviving; V. endure: bear (pain or suffering) for a long time; remain alive (in spite of difficulties); last; survive